I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times.
Some suggestions for you :
My material is as new as anything on the dinner table. What difference does it make if I'm 70 or if I'm 20? The audience knows they aren't getting any old stories from me.
I can't pretend that I'm a great student of the art of comedy because anybody that becomes philosophical about humour doesn't know what he's talking about.
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
I have nothing but love in my heart and everything I say is just an instrument for laughs.
Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.
I've been watching politics for 35 or 40 years and you just never know. You can have one person win the Iowa caucus and then the whole picture changes ten minutes later. The same thing can happen again after New Hampshire. I have no idea what's going to happen with our country in the future.
It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one?
It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
I can't predict the future and I don't have respect for people who try to.
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.